Drive-by shooting, cellphone law arrest & BB gun assault: crime from Johnson City police

Johnson City Press • Updated Jul 24, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Recent felony arrests reported by Johnson City police:

BB gun assault charge: Johnson City police charged a teenager with aggravated assault involving a BB gun early Wednesday morning. Dalton S. Gill, 19, 204 E. Watauga Ave., Apt. 4, was arrested after police were called to the area of West Market Street and Hillcrest Drive about 12 a.m. Police said they were told Gill had pointed a handgun at the victim. After a brief search, police found Gill near Carver Apartments. He did not have a gun, but police found a BB gun matching the victim’s description hidden nearby. The victim identified Gill and the BB gun. Gill was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center under $20,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for later Wednesday.

Cellphone law arrest: Tennessee’s new cellphone law led Johnson City police to charge a Telford man Tuesday with several offenses including tampering with evidence. About 10:30 p.m., police saw Mark A. Horton, 55, 215 Slate Hill Road, driving on North Roan Street with a cellphone held to his ear, according to a news release. Tennessee’s new law prohibiting the use of handheld mobile devices while driving took effect July 1. Police said Horton thew a glass pipe under his vehicle when they stopped him. They also found a second pipe in his glove box. A records check showed that Horton’s driver’s license had been revoked since 2010 and he had no car insurance. He was charged with third offense driving on a revoked license, illegal use of a mobile device, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, fabricating/tampering with evidence and failure to comply with the financial responsibility law. Horton was held at the Washington County Detention Center under $7,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Wednesday.

Drive-by shooting: Police arrested two men Tuesday after they fired shots at an East Fairview Avenue residence with six people inside on Monday, police said in a news release. Wesley Cade-Barber, 19, of Virginia Avenue, Bristol, and Bradley Necessary, 21, of North Roan Street, Johnson City, were each charged with six counts of aggravated assault. About 8 p.m. Monday, police went to the 1300 block of East Fairview, where the victims reported that Cade-Barber and Necessary had driven through the alley and fired two shots at the residence. The bullets hit the house, nearly striking two victims. No one was injured. Cade-Barber and Necessary were jailed Tuesday at the Washington County Detention Center under $100,000 bond each. A Sessions Court appearance was set for Wednesday.